This page contains a table including the following: German Prepositions and linking expressions. Try to memorize the way they're used because they're very important in communication, and might be very helpful to convey your most important expressions. Make sure to check our Learn German page, which contains several lessons that might help you in your learning process.
A preposition links nouns, pronouns and phrases to other words in a sentence. A preposition usually indicates the temporal, spatial or logical relationship of its object to the rest of the sentence as in the example in the table below. Prepositions usually come before the noun and its article (like in English).
|English Prepositions||German Prepositions|
|The keyboard is on the desk||Die Tastatur ist auf dem Schreibtisch|
|The carpet is under the table||Der Teppich ist unter dem Tisch|
|The tree is in front of the building||Der Baum is vor dem Gebäude|
|The child is hiding behind his mother||Das Kind versteckt sich hinter seiner Mutter|
The most common prepositions are: after (nach), at (an), before (bevor), between (zwischen), under (unter), on (auf), in (in), out (aus), behind (hinter)... (for a longer list, see the table below).
Here are some examples of demonstrative prepositions in the table below, note that just like in English, they're used very often in German:
|German Demonstrative Prepositions|
Below is some vocabulary training for prepositions in German (Deutsch), try to memorize the prepositions below, because they’re very important and used daily.
|Close to||nah bei/ in der Nähe von|
|In front of||vor|
|On top of||auf|
I hope the content of this page was useful to you, and that you learned some German Prepositions. Try to memorize them to be able to use them in your daily conversation. Make sure to check our Learn German page, which contains several lessons that might help you in your learning process.